These were the closing moments of Fidelio in Berlin today, attended by the federal chancellor and the last Soviet leader, conducted by Ivan Fischer. Some 170 players from the leading Berlin orchestras came together for this concert at the Konzerthaus Berlin.
Earlier in the day, on the 25th anniversary of the breaching of the Berlin Wall, Merkel told Gorbachev: ‘You made this possible – you courageously let things happen, and that was much more than we could expect.’
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h/t: Vladimir Fanshil